Waking Up to You is the newest Harlequin Blaze release from Leslie Kelly. The official print release date is April 23, 2013 and the digital release date is set for May 1, 2013. The May releases from Blaze include a free reader's favorite from the author, and Overexposed is your freebie with Waking Up to You. From the back cover.~
Waking Up to You: A new sizzling Forbidden Fantasy story
Hollywood costume designer Candace Reid would do anything for her gay best friend—even marry him! But before giving up on sex for a while, she needs that last fling. Only, when her injured grandfather asks for her help with his struggling Napa vineyard, her plan for Nooky Time is completely kiboshed….
Then she meets the mouthwateringly hot new groundskeeper, Oliver McKean, and it's a case of instant lust. And damned if Oliver doesn't seem as hungry as she is….
Before long, Candace is gettin' naughty with the hired help. But her secret is bound to come out eventually. And when it does, she'll have to choose between a promise to her dearest friend…and the man whose body she can't live without.
I’m a huge Leslie Kelly fan and was super excited to see she had a new Blaze coming out. I was lucky enough to get a review copy from NetGalley thanks to the publisher.
Waking Up to You is one of my favorite Leslie Kelly books ever. That’s saying a lot since I own every single book she has ever written and have even had to replace a few copies because I’d re-read them so many times.
Candace has agreed to marry her gay best friend, and he even offers to pay for her to go to Paris to hook up to her hearts content, since she will have to go without sex while they are married. The fact that he will give her half his earnings at the end of the marriage is a pretty good deal for her. Of course, once she finds out her grandfather is injured all those plans go right out the window and she heads to Napa to help him out.
Enter Oliver McKean, her grandfather’s groundskeeper. He is oh-so-sexy and Candace can’t get him off her mind. She is instantly attracted to him and the attraction is reciprocated. Candace and Oliver have amazing chemistry throughout the entire book. As with any Leslie Kelly, there are plenty of super sexy scenes and I have to say the “just one kiss” scene was one of the sexiest. However, my most favorite scene in the book is when Candace finds a spider in the kitchen and Oliver must get rid of it. As I have a huge fear of spiders, I totally got her “Green Goblin” description of the spider. Seriously most spiders could totally live in the Forbidden Forest from Harry Potter in my mind.
Oliver and Candace as a couple totally worked for me and I loved how understanding Oliver was when he discovered Candace’s plans to marry her gay best friend, Tommy.
Leslie Kelly gives her reads a funny, sexy, fast-paced story and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book in this series. We met Candace’s twin sister Madison towards the end of this book and I can’t wait to read her story.
You can currently purchase both the print and the digital copy directly from Harlequin. If you want to purchase digital copy directly from Amazon, B&N or other online ebook retailers, they will be available for purchase on May 1, 2013.